Venice Film Festival: Argentine cinema will have a strong presence

The Venice Film Festival today announced its programming with a considerable Argentine presence, in which the entry into the official competition of the movie Argentina, 1985, Directed by Santiago Miter and starring Ricardo Darín and Peter Lanzani, it portrays the trial of the Military Juntas for the crimes committed during the dictatorship and will be released in theaters on September 29 and will be seen on Amazon Prime Video. Alejandro González Iñárritu will also participate in the competition for the Golden Lion with Bardo, false chronicle of a few truths, his first film made in Mexico two decades after loves dogsproduced by Netflix, and starring Daniel Giménez Cacho (Stay) and Griselda Siciliani; Florian Zeller, screenwriter and director of the Oscar-winning The father which will now present The son; Noah Baumbach will return to the Italian competition with his film White noise (also from Netflix) an adaptation of the novel of the same name written in 1985 by Don DeLillo, which will also be the opening film of the meeting that will take place from August 31 to September 10.

The new proposals of Darren Aronofsky (The whale), Joanna Hogg (the eternal daughter), Luca Guadagnino (bones and all), Jafar Panahi (no bear), Emanuele Crialese (the immensitywith Penelope Cruz), Laura Poiras (All the beauty and the bloodshed), Susana Nicchiarelli (clear), Alice Diop (Saint Omer), among others, will complete the main table of the cinematographic meeting that will also have in competition with Blondethe long-awaited film dedicated to Marilyn Monroe starring Ana de Armas and directed by Andrew Dominik that will be released on Netflix on September 23.

Beyond the main competition national cinema will also be represented by the short Maidby Lucrecia Martel, president of the festival jury in 2019, and the film Trenque Lauquén, by the filmmaker Laura Citarella who will participate in the competition in the Horizontes competitive section. In addition, on the side of documentaries, you will also see Travelthe feature film dedicated to Pope Francis directed by the Oscar-nominated Italian director Gianfranco Rosi, who accompanied the holy pontiff on his recent trips and constructed a story in which, according to the director himself, the Pope’s gaze on the world is combined with the usual themes that occupy the filmmaker’s work such as “poverty, injustice, migration and war”.

The Venice festival, the oldest in the world and the only one that did not stop being held in person during the pandemic, will have, as happened at the Cannes Festival last May, a large presence of stars who will tour the Venetian canals with the paparazzi on the prowl: Olivia Wilde will present there Don’t worryhoney (will be released in Argentina on September 22), her second feature film as a director, along with her stars: Florence Pugh and Harry Styles, while Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig will accompany the premiere of White noise, of Baumbach. Also, Hugh Jackman (The son), Timothée Chalamet (bones and all), Sadie Sink (The whale), Tilda Swinton (the eternal daughter) and Colin Farrell (There are the Banshees of Inisherin Martin McDonagh, winner of the Golden Lion in 2017 for Three ads for a crime), will also be of the game.

The Venetian meeting will also have its television side where the new series by Lars von Trier will be presented (The kingdom) and Nicholas Winding Refn (Copenhagen Cowboy) and to complete a picture that will surely add a dose of controversy to the festival, Oliver Stone will also premiere there Nuclearhis most recent documentary. Also out of competition but with great expectations from moviegoers, the new films by the legendary Walter Hill, who directed a western, will be seen in Venice. dead for a dollarled by Christoph Waltz and Willem Dafoe; call of godthe posthumous film by Korean author Kim Ki-duk; Y dreaming wild, by Bill Pohlad, with Casey Affleck, Zooey Deschanel and Walton Goggins.

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